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Imran and Qadri Attack State of Pakistan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Islamabad is under attack. It’s absolute havoc here in the red zone of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri’s armed supporters are trying to march forward but shelling from the police is deterring their movement. They have already attacked parliament house, president house, and now advancing towards Prime Minister house.
Supporters of [...]



Again Politicians are Bad and Chief is Great

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Give extension to that most powerful person in Pakistan, who is retiring in October, and everything will be creamy and breezy again. That is the primary reason for all this fuss. Letting go of Musharraf and working as a Zombie Prime Minister are just secondary demands which have to be done no matter what, but [...]



Shahbaz Sharif Shaheed is Target

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

This time the martyr has been selected from the Punjab. This will not only enable them to eliminate the rising threat of sharifs from the Pakistan most populous and powerful province, it will also let smaller provinces know that they are not the only ones to boast about martyrs. Game plan is clear and implementation [...]



Qadri Agrees to Exit - Imran Isolated

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 19th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Worth A Second Look

Qadri seems to have more political sagacity than Imran Khan, as even before coming to Pakistan he had announced his exit strategy by saying that if there would be any situation where Pakistan Army would confront him, only then he would not proceed. As brass is right now actively mediating, Qadri has agreed to take [...]



KPK in Floods, CM KPK Dancing

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 17th, 2014 • Category: Politics

In order to maintain the numbers of their sit-in, PTI arranged a musical and dance concert on stage. Blind and emotional followers as usual danced like crazy and enjoyed the music, though their aching bodies want t rest after a long march, hunger, sleeplessness, fatigue, and callousness of their leaders.
Politics is ruthless and PTI leadership [...]



For Anarchy Join Azadi March, For Chaos Join Inqilab March

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 12th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

So how does one decides as which march to join on 14th August. Whether it would be Tahir ul Qadri’s Inqibal March or would it be Azadri March of Imran Khan. Would be using toss to decide? I don’t find any rational rationale to decide to join either one of them. The performance of PML-N [...]



PML-N Should Let PTI Derail Them

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 2nd, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Sometimes I suspect that PML-N has deliberately enacted Article 245 in Islamabad and they are on purpose ignoring PTI demands and they are intentionally not pursuing any serious efforts to engage PTI in talks before the Azadi March on upcoming 14th August from Lahore to the capital Islamabad through G.T. Road.
With military calling shots in [...]



G Ka Jana Thahar Gaya

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jul 26th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

You may survive in Pakistan by going against the will of Allah and America, but there is no chance of your survival if you even give a hint of rebellion against Army. No sir, in Pakistan that is not possible for may be next few decades if we manage to remain on the map of [...]



Reqo Dik and Arsalan Iftikhar

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

The task of Arsalan Iftikhar is to bring foreign investment in the Reko Diq project of Balochistan. This is no ordinary project and Arsalan Iftikhar is no ordinary person. If Reko Diq is the most lucrative gold mine in Pakistan or perhaps the region, Arsalan Iftikhar is the most corrupt son of our elite.
The word [...]



Shahid Afridi in Politics?

By Sameer Shaharyar • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Shahid Afridi joining PTI or PML-N is the question many people have started asking. For sometime, the PTI fans have been unofficially clamoring and claiming at the social media that Shahid Afridi is part of PTI. We have also seen Shahid Afridi in some functions of PTI, couple of times Afridi has taken part with [...]